Wings Over Houston

Wings Over Houston

Postby euangregg on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 5:31 pm

Heading to the states next week and will probably go to the wings over Houston show... Has anyone been before and/or have any advice regarding traffic and what to bring and not to bring etc (I know they can be tight on that kind of thing) Hoping it'll be a good show regardless of the millitary cuts :)
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Re: Wings Over Houston

Postby boff180 on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 7:30 pm

A seat if you are not going as press :grin: and plenty of money for food.etc.

Get there early to get a good parking spot and be warned, getting out of the car park at the end of the show is a PITA!

The Warbirds are usually parked at left of the showground and if you are there early enough, you are allowed to walk around the flying warbirds and talk to the groundcrews.etc. You may get a glimpse of the US Army assets parked on the ramp behind them ;-)

Fast jet assets fly from the NASA ramp at the right of the showground. They try to taxi everything past the crowd very close up atleast once.

For an idea of what to expect, check out my article from last year. Really wish I could make it again this year, the press officer invited me back too! :sad:
http://www.airshows.co.uk/reports/overs ... r-houston/

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Re: Wings Over Houston

Postby euangregg on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 10:00 pm

Thanks for the tips. Looks like it'll be a great show :) Tora Tora Tora looks like it could be a highlight :):):):)
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Re: Wings Over Houston

Postby Skyflash on Tue 15 Oct 2013, 10:21 am

I went in 2010, really enjoyed it. Worth paying the extra for the seated area, although note that this isn't quite like the FRIAT grandstand as it is, quite literally, just a whole load of deckchairs which have been placed one behind the other. However you can cheerfully ignore your seat and use the roped-off area to stand right up at the crowdline without having to jostle for position with the general public.

Also note that at that time of year (late October) it is still punishingly hot and humid in Houston, so take plenty of fluids, suncream, a hat etc.

Enjoy! :smile:
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Re: Wings Over Houston

Postby warbirdapps on Tue 15 Oct 2013, 6:08 pm

"WOH" is a fantastic airshow and a great opportunity to take a warbird ride after the Saturday show - B-29 / B-25 / B-24 / B-17 plus a choice of P-51 Mustangs and MUCH more.

Check out this years list on this link .....

http://www.wingsoverhouston.com/woh_rides.htm

Be warned though that the post Sat show flight window is tight before dusk falls - so you'll probably only have time to fly in one :smile:
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Re: Wings Over Houston

Postby euangregg on Tue 29 Oct 2013, 2:17 am

Went on the Saturday... Great show, lots of great warbirds I wouldn't see at home (B24, B29 etc). Mike goulian and John klatt were great. Matt Younkins beech 18 routine was really impressive.... Managed to get there early to walk the flightline which was good. Couldn't persuade the parents to let me take a ride in a P-51 though :sad: great show altogether :) would defineately recommend
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Re: Wings Over Houston

Postby jesterhud on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 9:38 am

Thinking of going to this Airshow in Houston later this year, any more recent reports from the last couple of years ?
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